Pathanamthitta District, with population of about 12 lakh is Kerala's the 3rd least populous district, located in the state Kerala in India. Total geographical area of Pathanamthitta district is 2652 km2 and it is the 8th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 452 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Kozhenchery is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.4 lakh and Mallappally is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.3 lakh.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta and Adoor Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 12 lakh people, among them about 5.6 lakh (47%) are male and about 6.4 lakh (53%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pathanamthitta district is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 3.2 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 89% (about 10.7 lakh) live in Pathanamthitta District rural part and 11% (about 1.3 lakh) population live in the Pathanamthitta District urban part. Rural population density of Pathanamthitta district is 415 and urban population density is 1621 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pathanamthitta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,197,412 1,024,839 164,465 8,108 96,837
Male 561,716 478,827 78,942 3,947 49,002
Female 635,696 546,012 85,523 4,161 47,835

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Pathanamthitta

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kozhenchery 338560 Chittar-Seethathodu 31969 Thiruvalla 52883
Adoor 302936 Kadampanadu 26909 Pathanamthitta 37538
Thiruvalla 223503 Koipuram 26425 Adoor 29171
Ranni 198194 Eraviperoor 25172 Kozhenchery 12021
Mallappally 134219 Erathu 24880
Pandalam Thekkekara 24069
Kadapra 23502
Pandalam 22635
Kollamula 22449
Vadasserikkara 21933

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 57% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 38% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1133 in Christians are 1134 and in Muslims are 1108.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pathanamthitta

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,197,412 681,666 55,074 456,404 153 150 44 262 3,659
Male 561,716 319,591 26,130 213,855 85 73 20 153 1,809
Female 635,696 362,075 28,944 242,549 68 77 24 109 1,850

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -1.4% which is 3.3% higher than male population growth rate of -4.7%. General caste population has decreased by -3.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 23.8% and child population has decreased by -23.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pathanamthitta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -3% -3.8% 1.5% 23.8% -23.8%
Male -4.7% -5.6% 0.3% 24% -24.1%
Female -1.4% -2.1% 2.7% 23.7% -23.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1132 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1140, in schedule caste is 1083 and in schedule tribe is 1054. There are 976 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 38 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pathanamthitta

Total General SC ST Child
Change 38 40 25 -3 9
2011 1132 1140 1083 1054 976
2001 1094 1100 1058 1057 967

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Pathanamthitta

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kozhenchery 1146 Kidangannur 1199 Kozhenchery 1149
Thiruvalla 1145 Angadickal 1198 Thiruvalla 1131
Adoor 1145 Vallicode 1195 Adoor 1123
Mallappally 1105 Konni 1179 Pathanamthitta 1116
Ranni 1091 Peringara 1175
Kadapra 1174
Koodal 1173
Kulanada 1170
Pandalam Thekkekara 1169
Kaviyoor 1167

Literacy

Total about 10.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5 lakh are male and about 5.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pathanamthitta is 97%. 97% of male and 96% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pathanamthitta

Total Male Female
Change 1.7% 1.0% 2.4%
2011 96.5% 97.4% 95.8%
2001 94.8% 96.4% 93.4%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Pathanamthitta

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Thiruvalla 97 Kaviyoor 98 Thiruvalla 98
Mallappally 97 Thelliyoor 98 Kozhenchery 97
Ranni 97 Nedumpuram 98 Pathanamthitta 96
Kozhenchery 96 Ayiroor 98 Adoor 96
Adoor 95 Kallooppara 98
Kuttoor 98
Ezhumattoor 98
Aranmula 98
Puramattam 98
Anicad 98

Workers profile

Pathanamthitta has 33% (about 3.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 17% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pathanamthitta

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.8% 24.5% 8.3% 67.2%
Male 50.2% 39.8% 10.4% 49.8%
Female 17.5% 11% 6.5% 82.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pathanamthitta

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chittar-Seethathodu 677.4 Thiruvalla 27.2
Thannithode 348 Pathanamthitta 23.5
Aruvappulam 265.9 Adoor 20.8
Konnithazham 102 Kozhenchery 9.7
Perunad 75.2
Kollamula 71.1
Vadasserikkara 60.1
Chethakkal 47.9
Koodal 33.1
Kalanjoor 33